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Abraham Lincoln

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  • Letters: Films serving as a history lesson

    Re "Waiting for 'Years,'" March 4 When a significant segment of the American experience can be artfully portrayed as slavery was in "12 Years a Slave," perhaps we have matured enough to embrace other significant parts of our history. Some brave...
  • Bill White Hall of Fame awaits new immortals

    Bill White Hall of Fame awaits new immortals
    One of my favorite blooper items involved a Florida writer who won a Toastmasters competition in St. Augustine, Fla., with her speech about the wonders of the five presidential likenesses carved on Mount Rushmore. "What talented sculptor produced...
  • 'The Lincoln Conspiracy' performed in Boca

    Marc Newman, an actor, singer, dancer and history teacher nicknamed "Myster History," recently performed "The Lincoln Conspiracy" for residents of the Five Star Premier retirement facility in Boca Raton. "The key characters in the conspiracy planned...
  • Library accused of violating Open Meetings Act

    Library accused of violating Open Meetings Act
    Orland Park Public Library trustees are re-voting on all actions taken at a February meeting where board members decided to uphold the library's controversial computer policy after several patrons accused library officials of violating the Open Meetings...
  • Window on the Civil War

     Window on the Civil War
    The American Civil War was not the first armed conflict to become the subject of the camera. But it was the first to generate large numbers of pictures, then shape both history and the public's awareness of what happened on the battlefield through the...
  • Was Polk the Putin of 1848?

     Was Polk the Putin of 1848?
    Long before President Barack Obama rebuked Russian President Vladimir Putin for grabbing Crimea, supposedly to protect ethnic Russians, another Illinois politician similarly castigated a potentate for being trigger happy and sticky fingered. But with...
  • When it comes to shipyard jobs, Virginia is king

    When it comes to shipyard jobs, Virginia is king
    A new survey ranks Virginia as the top state for shipyard jobs, and it's not even close. The state leads the nation with more than 63,000 jobs related to shipbuilding, repair and maintenance, according to 2011 data consolidated from several studies...
  • Hoyt Vaulted From Glastonbury To Harvard To 1896 Olympics

    Hoyt Vaulted From Glastonbury To Harvard To 1896 Olympics
    The president of Harvard was not especially interested, in the spring of 1896, in having his school's athletes compete in the first modern Olympics, which is why Glastonbury native Bill Hoyt had to feign illness and drop out of college to go to Athens....
  • Concert review: Miley Cyrus at Amway Center

    Concert review: Miley Cyrus at Amway Center
    Much fuss has been made about the sexually-charged content of Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz Tour, but the pop star is thoughtful enough to include a parental advisory label among the show’s visual diversions. Of course, that warning came too late for...
  • The man who died laughing

     The man who died laughing
    Even in the emergency room at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at 5 a.m., while waiting to be seen after a fall, my 92-year-old dad knew a straight line when he heard one. "Are you comfortable?" a nurse asked, propping him up with a pillow. "I make a...
  • Review: Miley Cyrus at Miami's AmericanAirlines Arena

    Review: Miley Cyrus at Miami's AmericanAirlines Arena
    If you also happened to be stuck behind the world’s most infuriating stretch-limo driver on the 395 exit to Biscayne before the Miley Cyrus show in Miami Saturday night, it was hard not to be enchanted by the nearby sight of the Adrienne Arsht...